Did you feel the temperature was too high on Monday? Well, you are right about it. July 3, Monday, was noted as the world’s hottest single day, according to data released by the U.S. National Centres for Environmental Prediction. The average global temperature near the earth’s surface was noted to be 17.01 degrees Celsius. Here are the average temperatures across various zones:
Monday Noted As World’s Hottest Single Day Ever
The average global temperature on Monday surpassed the record set in August 2016. The temperature recorded then was 16.92 degrees Celsius.
You might think 17.01 degrees Celsius is too little considering that regions like Mumbai experience temperatures that exceed 40 degrees Celsius. But this was the global average temperature measured two metres above the surface over land and the ocean.
China saw an enduring heatwave, with temperatures going above 35 degrees Celsius. The temperatures in North Africa were near 50 degrees Celsius. Even though Antarctica is experiencing winter, it unexpectedly went high.
Forest Fire In Canada
The most recent information follows a slew of warming-related incidents that broke records this year. The warmest June in UK history, according to the UK Met Office, occurred this past month. Prior to that, the United States’ National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration determined that this year’s March was the second-warmest month on record, May was the third-warmest month ever, and February and April were the fourth-warmest months ever.
Currently, some parts of the world are experiencing exceptionally high temperatures. According to fast-attribution studies, climate change has increased the likelihood of both the catastrophic heat wave currently affecting China and the biggest forest fires Canada has ever seen by at least five times.
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